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The Bark | September 26, 2022

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The Bark | September 26, 2022


The VPSL Column

Dear Students,

L’Shana Tova!, or, Happy New Year! Last night at sundown our Jewish community began the High Holy Days with Rosh Hashanah—the Jewish New Year and one of the most sacred times of the year for Jews. This observance is followed by the holiest day of the year, Yom Kippur,—the Day of Atonement—which begins at sundown on October 4 and lasts until sundown on October 5. Yom Kippur is a solemn holiday, so an appropriate greeting is “Have an easy fast,” not “Happy Yom Kippur!”

Twenty percent of our student body identifies as Jewish, so may these greetings be accessible. And for our Jewish students, know that after a conversation with your professors, you may observe these holidays without penalty!

My name is Hilary Martin Himan, and I’m the director of spiritual life and chaplain to all: religious, secular, and spiritual. As the guest columnist today, I want to encourage everyone in our community that however you identify in terms of your worldview, it is important to be religiously literate and respectful of others. Knowing when and how major religious holidays are celebrated is a major part of that literacy.

When I was in college, I was told by a classmate, “You can’t be religious and intellectual at the same time.” Such words are egregiously wrong and reflect anti-religious bias, which can result in harm.

So, the next time you want to dish the Christians, stereotype the Muslims, or roll your eyes at the Jews while praising the Buddhists and the pagans, take a step back. Remember to be curious about your classmates. Ask sincere questions. After all—isn’t that what this time at Lewis & Clark is all about?

I encourage all of you to check out the various spiritual life groups on campus—which include Hillel, Pio Christian Fellowship, a newly forming meditation group, the Muslim Student Association, and more—and to visit the spiritual life website to learn more about our programs, offerings, and spaces. Also reach out anytime if you want to have a cup of tea.


Hilary Martin Himan

Chaplain & Director of Spiritual Life


COVID-19 Updates


  • From September 10th to the 23rd, we had 14 total reported COVID-19 cases in the Lewis & Clark community. These COVID cases are broken down by category below.

    • College of Arts and Sciences on-campus - 3

    • College of Arts and Sciences off-campus - 3

    • Law School - 2

    • Graduate School - 6

  • Visit the dashboard for more information on prior COVID-19 case counts reported in the L&C community.




  • Rosh Hashanah – Rosh Hashanah begins at sundown on Sunday, September 25th through sundown on Tuesday, September 27th . Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, and begins the Jewish High Holidays, which concludes with Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews.
  • Complete: New Grad School Parking Lot – New parking lot open on Monday, 9/26! The lot will be usable during daylight hours only.Be sure to use the sidewalks through the Grad School and if you are headed to CAS Campus, use the crosswalk from Gate 7 across to Gate 6.If you need to pay for a day parking pass, passes can be purchased online through the parking portal or at the parking kiosk behind York.
  • North Section of Templeton Closed: – The North Section of Templeton (including the Odell loop) will be closed for construction on Wednesday, September 28, from 7:00am - 3:30pm.
  • New Exhibition: Lewis & Clark College at Exquisite Gorge – This exhibit showcases the contributions of Lewis & Clark students over the past five years to Exquisite Gorge, a community-driven art project sponsored by the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington. The exhibition is open from September 29 to December 15, 2022. There will be an opening reception on September 29 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the gallery.
  • Monthly Open Office Hours with Dr. Evette Castillo Clark – Dr. Evette Castillo Clark, Vice President for Student Life Office and Dean of Student, invites you to her monthly office hours. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and experience as a student, and ask any questions! This week, she’ll be at Fields and will be joined by Jonathan Manz, Director of the First Year Experience.




  • One Month Check-in
    • September 29, 2022 | 4:30pm | Albany 207
    • Pain can take time to travel through the body and the mind. The counseling service is holding a space and time to process the events of August 29th and the impact that the accident may have made on members of our community. Please join Cindy and Christabel if you would benefit from some collective support.


  • IME Carne Asada Social
    • September 30, 2022 | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Location TBD
    • In honor of Hispanic Heritage month, IME will be hosting a Carne Asada Social on September 30th from 11am-1pm. Please come join us as we celebrate the community, appreciate great food, listen to some music, and enjoy each others company. Please make sure to sign up as soon as possible so we can get an accurate headcount for food. Please sign up with this link!


  • Gender Studies Symposium community meeting & Call for Proposals
    • September 27, 2022 | 3:30pm | Miller Hall 414
    • All current CAS students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend our community meetings this semester to plan the 42nd annual Gender Studies Symposium, scheduled for March 2023. We invite submissions for panel discussions, individual papers, interactive workshops, and artistic productions, especially those focused on questions of gender, sex, science, and medicine. Please review the Call for Proposals for complete guidelines. Gender Studies Symposium 2023: Bodies of Knowledge. Proposals due by 5 p.m. Nov. 4, 2022


  • Open House Backcountry Stoves
    • September 28, 2022 | 5:30pm | Sequoia Building
    • Learn how to operate Backcountry stoves and other equipment with College Outdoors!



  • Student Advisory Committee: Application is now open!
    • Application is open now until October 7, 2022 at 5:00pm!
    • This Student Advisory Committee (SAC) has a primary goal of providing feedback to the Vice President of Student Life/Dean of Students (Dr. Evette Castillo Clark) and sharing experiences on student issues. Throughout the academic year, monthly meetings will take place to encourage discussion on new initiatives and emergent issues. The Board’s recommendations help to influence the VPSL/DOS goals, services, and overall effectiveness.
    • You will receive a $50 stipend per semester as a member of the SAC.
  • Groups Provided by the Lewis and Clark Counseling Service Fall 2022
    • The Let Out: for BIPOC students every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 5:30pm in the IME Office, Led by Christabel Léonce, PsyD
    • This is not group therapy but a place where students can drop in with questions about mental health, how to cope with stressful events around them, and to gain some skills for coping. Drop-in group, no registration needed.
    • Microaggressions Group therapy Tuesdays at 5:00pm, Led by Christabel Léonce, PsyD
    • If interested, please contact the Counseling Service at 503-768-7160 or Christabel Léonce at
  • Babysitting Opportunities
    • Last spring, ONE L&C launched a babysitters list to connect LC community members in need of childcare with LC students/recent alumni who are interested in childcare opportunities. Students can complete this form. The list will be available to anyone with a LC email address.
    • Please note this list is an informal resource and does not represent an official endorsement of students as babysitters. Any LC student or alumni can be on this list and there is no vetting process for inclusion. The list will be refreshed every semester. ONE L&C does not forward students any opportunities.
  • Win a $50 Gift Card | ENVX Symposium Sticker Art Contest
    • The Fall 2022 ENVS Symposium theme is Deconstructing the Apocalypse. We will host a variety of events to help us unravel and investigate some apocalyptic narratives used to describe future climate scenarios.
    • We want YOU to design a sticker to help us promote our symposium! If you are interested, please send your sticker designs to This contest is open to all LC students. The submissions are due Sunday, October 2 at 11:59pm, preferred formats: JPG, PNG, TIFF. The winners will be awarded with a $50 gift card of your choice, and your design will be proliferated throughout the symposium.
    • If you have any questions, please email Thank you for participating, and we look forward to seeing your creativity!


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